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FIDE World Rapid Championship

The World Rapid Championship is held at the Bolle Meierei ballroom in Berlin from October 10-12, 2015. The 15-round Swiss tournament was first played in 2001 and has been an annual event since 2012. The current defending World Rapid Champion is Magnus Carlsen. Previous champions have been Garry Kasparov (2001), Viswanathan Anand (2003), Levon Aronian (2009), Gata Kamsky (2010), Sergey Karjakin (2012) and Shakhriyar Mamedyarov (2013). Players receive 15 minutes plus 10 seconds added per move for the entire game. Official site: WorldChess.com
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